This is the story of my 6 months of studying in Arizona in 2010 and subsequent travels in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

First day in school

My first day in school here in Tucson turned out to be a very hot one - more than 40 degrees to be precise. But not inside of course, there they make sure that the temperature is always just around 15... Grr....

So my day started at 8 AM with an introduction lecture to the course "Quality Improvement". We were app. 100 students in the auditorium. The professor was one of the two I had a meeting with last Friday, and she seems really cool. There will be no exam in this course, but homework assignments for each class plus quizzes and tests throughout the semester. Lets see how that goes... :)

My second course, Health Services Research Methods is dramatically different from the other in the sense that we are only 4 students in the class! So we are just sitting around a little table discussing the topics, which gives a completely different dynamic. After 1.5 hours of introduction and discussion of article structure we went to the library for an introduction to information search from UAs pages. Very useful. :)

From the library I went straight to the School of Music where a choir is rehearsing in the lunch break. They kinda recruited me during grad orientation and I went to check it out. There are mostly teachers, but they were very eager to get more grad students in, and seemed very nice. Not too sure about the kind of music though, but I guess Ill give it a second chance.

In the afternoon I went grocery shopping with Hillary to a small specialised market where they sell local goods and organic things. Managed to find something that resembles Danish rye bread, though of course still not just the right stuff... ;)

Slept early Monday night, and woke up early Tuesday. Went to the Recrational Center for a swim - amazing to swim outside in the pool at 7.30 in the morning with a very comfortable temperature! :)
Now Im off to do some book shopping and later for a class starting at 4 PM.

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